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Breaking: United Way acting chair arrested for theft

Breaking: United Way acting chair arrested for theft

Santa Rosa United Way’s acting chairman was arrested Monday night for allegedly stealing from the nonprofit. David “Davey” Willhoit, 41, of Milton was taken into custody by the Milton Police Department after he allegedly made two unauthorized withdrawals from one of United Way’s bank accounts. According to United Way acting administrator Kyle Holley, Willhoit withdrew […]

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

A jury indicted Robert Shane Lucas of Navarre Wednesday for the murder of Carrie Lynn Brewer. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Lucas was indicted by the Grand Jury in Santa Rosa County for the first degree premeditated murder of Brewer at 2212 Fulva Drive in Navarre on or about Feb. 3. In addition to the […]

Navarre joy rides land teens in jail

Navarre joy rides land teens in jail

In addition to totaling one stolen vehicle, a Milton teen allegedly stole another vehicle to do “donuts” on the Hidden Creek Golf Course before finally being taken into custody. Michael Perrin, 18, was arrested Dec. 29 in connection to the thefts of three vehicles during the months of September and October 2017. According to Santa […]

Sheriff: Current crime statistics reflect population growth

Sheriff: Current crime statistics reflect population growth

Population growth has caused the number of reported crimes in Santa Rosa County since Jan. 1 to be slightly higher when compared to the same period last year, Sheriff Bob Johnson told an audience at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Aug. 11. “As population goes up, crime goes up,” Johnson said. “It’s part […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

POLICE: TSA WORKER CAUGHT STEALING CASH AT FLORIDA AIRPORT Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records show the 22-year-old faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge. An Orlando police report says a passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security at Orlando International Airport saw Johnson standing near her bag. The report […]

Robbery spree ends with teen in prison

Robbery spree ends with teen in prison

A month-long robbery spree that began in Navarre and ran through Santa Rosa and Escambia counties ended in a sentence of 25 years in state prison for Lonnie Locks, 19, after he pleaded guilty March 2 and 3. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Man beats pregnant ex-girlfriend

Man beats pregnant ex-girlfriend

Brandon Venturo, age 30 of Cardinal Lane in Navarre was arrested for Aggravated Battery, Burglary with Battery, Felony Assault and Grand Theft. Authorities say that Venturo’s ex-girlfriend was at her home when he forced his way into her home through a window.  While inside, Venturo threatened her and struck her on the left side of […]